HOW TO MAKE A HOME ROBOT

I declare myself passionate about robotics. In fact, I have already dealt with the subject of construction, programming, assembly and even the use of robots as a teaching method in the classroom.

But being completely objective, at some point we must start on this path and many times we doubt how to start walking it. Building a homemade robot today is extremely simple and we have hundreds of tutorials and DIYs that will guide us step by step in the construction and even in the programming of the automaton to control it to our liking.

BUILD MY FIRST HOMEMADE ROBOT

First of all, I recommend that you do some research on the subject. There are many ways to get started in home robotics, but there are ways to pave the way.

While a few years ago, we had to go to specialized stores to get the arduino boards, or find motors, servo gears, etc, today we can get pre-assembled kits, or any element directly from the internet through specialists or even the giant Amazon.

In fact, big brands like LEGO have their own line of robotics-oriented products with their Lego Technics. And when a company of this caliber has a product of this type, that should make us reason why.

WHY I CHOOSE ROBOT OPTION

We could divide the types of home robots into two large groups: those that we will program in advance with a series of functions, and that will normally have some type of motherboard, processor or Arduino integrated. And those that work by remote control.

Here the choice is yours, although we recommend that to make your first experience with robotics a moment to remember, and even if its difficulty is somewhat higher, you opt for the programmable ones.

And we say this, not only because your experience will be more complete, but also because along the way, you will learn basic programming notions, and thus kill two birds with one stone.

HOW TO BUILD AN EASY ROBOT FOR KIDS

I am going to propose a simple project, which does not involve any difficulty, and that you can do with the little ones in the house, and by the way, it will help you introduce them to this wonderful world of building homemade robots. It is a robotic insect

Here are the materials:

MATERIALS TO BUILD OUR INSECT ROBOT

  • Piece of aluminum sheet, a piece of soda can cut and filed so it doesn't cut will do. This will be the body and the structure that will hold the battery.
  • 1.5 mm fine copper wire for the insect's legs
  • Mobile phone vibrator or similar like a buzzer to propel the insect
  • Stack small
  • Copper wire of 0.5
  • Tin and flux for soldering (optional)
  • Contact glue
  • Insulating tape
  • Piece of paper or cardboard
  • Welder
  • Small cutting scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors

First we will shape the body of our insect with the piece of aluminum or soda can.remember to leave a space for the battery or battery

Once this is done, we join the wires to the body using a solder point, so that they act as legs. try to make them the same length. Once this is done, we adhere the battery to the previously formed body and join the cables to it that will be connected to the vibrator, or buzzer motor.

The idea of ​​this is that, as soon as you fit the button battery into the indentation left in the metal body, the circuit is closed, the robot activates and begins to move over the table as if it had come to life own.

A simple project that does not require programming knowledge.

BUY A HOME ROBOTICS KIT

As I have mentioned, another idea to get started in home robotics is to get one of the numerous pre-built kits that exist on the market. There are simpler and more complicated ones, here we leave you one that we believe is really complete to start with, and it also works with solar energy, and this is a plus of value, since we will teach the little ones the importance of this source of energy renewable

HahaGo Solar Robotics Kit for Kids

This kit is a fantastic introduction to robotics, it is a 12-in-1 kit, and its manual will tell us how to assemble each of the 12 robot models that we can assemble with it. It is also a solar robotic kit, forget about batteries!

CONCLUSIONS

As you have seen, domestic robotics does not necessarily have to be complicated. In this article we have told you that there are two large groups of home robots and which of them is the most recommended to start in this world.

We have also given you an idea of ​​your first robot, and to finish we have shown you a solar robotics KIT that you can easily buy at a very good price on Amazon.

Does anyone give more?

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